All gardeners know that the early days in a plants life can be incredibly important in determining its health and lifespan in the seasons to come. That's why these Spreader Mats have been developed, to help ensure even distribution of nutrients throughout the early stages of plants' development. For use with Gro-tank NFT systems, the mat promotes rapid root growth over the entire NFT tray. The key to the spreader mat's success lies in its ability to break the surface tension of a nutrient solution. This ensures that all plants in the system are reached equally, promising each plant a fair feed. No matter what you're growing, the even distribution of water and nutrients simply couldn't be more important.